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Classical Italy

12 days - from only £849pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Classical Italy

See the best of Classical Italy with included visits to the world famous cities of Siena, Rome, Florence and Pisa. Marvel at the beautiful scenery of Lake Garda, Lake Maggiore and the Neapolitan Coast and join our optional excursion to beguiling Venice.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 11 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 9 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

12 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then we travel to northern France or Belgium for an overnight stay.

  • Day 2:

    Continue south to our resort on Lake Garda for a three-night stay.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3: Lake Garda

    Join our included excursion along the shores of Lake Garda. Heading along the eastern side of the lake, we first visit Malcesine, dominated by the Monte Baldo mountain. We continue to Garda, the principal town of the area.

    Spend time exploring the narrow streets of the old village or relax in one of the many cafés. We also see the ancient fortified town of Sirmione. This famous town is known for its beautiful views and relaxed atmosphere, and we’ll be able to take in its many sights. These include the 13th century Scaliger Castle, and the churches of Sant’Anna della Rocca, San Pietro in Mavino and Santa Maria Maggiore. Enjoy an optional cruise around the peninsula, which lasts approximately 30 minutes.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Malcesine

    Lake Garda
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    Included Highlights

    • Lake Garda

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2022 2023
    • Lake Garda Boat Cruise
    TBC TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 4: Venice

    Join our optional excursion to the beautiful city of Venice, where we’ll find stunning architecture, fascinating history and vibrant culture. Venice is one of the most interesting cities in the world, with its winding canals and reputation for being the birthplace (and adopted home) of many amazing musicians.

    Today, Venice is an extraordinary city with lots to discover, from museums to art galleries, monuments to bridges, and everything in between. Some of the most famous places we’ll be able to visit at leisure while in the city include the Doge's Palace and the Clock Tower, as well as the Museum of Natural History and the Venice Academy Gallery. There’s also the Basilica di San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs, Rialto Bridge and the famous Grand Canal.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Venice

    Venice, Italy

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2022 2023
    • Venice
    TBC TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 5: Siena

    We leave Lake Garda and call in at Siena. With the city’s historical centre a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Siena is one of Italy’s most popular destinations and is famous for its beautiful attractions. We’ll explore its wonderful heritage and culture, and will get the chance to visit a number of its most popular sights at leisure. See the Piazza del Campo, one of the most famous squares in the world and where the famous horse race, the Palio di Siena, is run. Later, we head south to the Fiuggi area near Rome for a three-night stay.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Siena

    Siena

    Included Highlights

    • Siena
  • Day 6: Sorrento

    Optional excursion to the Neapolitan resort of Sorrento, where you can spend the full day exploring at your leisure. Join our optional Taste of Sorrento excursion, where you can combine your visit to Sorrento with a guided walking tour of the town and a visit to a Limoncello factory. Limoncello is made with lemon rind, water, sugar and alcohol and is one of the most popular digestifs in Sorrento.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Sorrento

    Sorrento

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2022 2023
    • Sorrento
    TBC TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 7: Rome

    Today you have the full day to discover the Italian capital city of Rome on our included excursion. Known as the 'Eternal City' of the Roman Empire, Rome has an immensely rich heritage and cosmopolitan atmosphere, making it one of the world’s most-visited capitals. Packed with historical attractions and with something for absolutely everyone, we are guaranteed to enjoy our time in this famous city. We will be able to enjoy free time to explore to our heart’s content, so we can see some of the city’s best-known attractions. Take the time to discover St Peter’s Square, the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, the choice is yours.

    To make the most of your visit, why not join our optional guided sightseeing tour. The sightseeing tour takes place on both coach and foot and will introduce you to the city’s wonderful sights.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Rome

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2022 2023
    • Rome Guided Sightseeing
    TBC TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 8: Florence

    We leave our hotel and travel to our overnight stay in the Montecatini Terme area, Tuscany. En route we visit the Renaissance city of Florence. There will be time at leisure to explore the endless historic sights. Florence is a wonderful city, with amazing architecture and a huge number of historical sights. While at leisure, you can choose to see such sights as the Piazza della Signoria where the Fountain of Neptune is located, as well as a replica of Michelangelo’s David statue - the original is housed within the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence.

    There’s also the gothic Florence Cathedral and the Palazzo Vecchio. To get the most from your visit, join our optional guided sightseeing tour with local guide. The tour starts by coach and takes us up the hills behind the city, to Piazza Michelangelo. Here you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the city and surrounding countryside. Once you have taken your photos the coach will take you back to the city, where your guide will lead you on a walking tour through the delightful streets of Florence, pointing out the major sights.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Florence

    Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
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    Included Highlights

    • Florence

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2022 2023
    • Florence Guided Sightseeing
    TBC TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 9: Pisa

    This morning, we head to the wonderful city of Pisa. We will see the ‘Field of Miracles’ the historic centre of the town and of course the famous leaning tower, where seeing really is believing, at the towers gravity-defying distance from the perpendicular! We’ll enjoy free time in the city to explore at leisure before continuing to Lake Maggiore for a two-night stay.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Pisa

    Pisa

    Included Highlights

    • Pisa
  • Day 10: Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands

    Join our optional excursion to the southern shores of beautiful Lake Maggiore and the lakeside town of Baveno, from where we board a boat for the short cruise out towards the picturesque Borromean Islands. The islands lie at the centre of the lake and are fine examples of natural beauty enhanced by landscaped gardens and parks.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Lake Maggiore

    Lake Maggiore
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    Included Highlights

    • Lake Maggiore
    • Borromean Islands
  • Day 11:

    To northern France for an overnight stay.

    Included meals: Breakfast

  • Day 12:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £219.00 (12 days).

Hotels

You will stay for three nights at a 3-star hotel such as the Hotel Bristol or San Giorgio in Riva del Garda, on Lake Garda; three nights at a 3-star hotel in Fiuggi, south of Rome; overnight at a 3-star hotel in the Montecatini Terme area, Tuscany; then two nights at a 3-star hotel on Lake Maggiore such as the Hotel Sant'Anna in Verbania or Hotel Intra in Verbania.

Overnight stays in northern France/Belgium will be in city-style hotels.

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement of £20pp. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

See our full list of our joining points.

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